KSC Instructional Technology

10.30.2006

“Make Information Come to You! The Power of RSS Feeds”

Thursday, Nov. 9, 12:30 – 1:30 Mason Library room 202. A brown bag discussion with Library Director Irene Herold

Sometimes it can feel as if academic resources and papers are released faster than you can find them. Everyone seems to have a certain site, or multiple sites, they check in with regularly. With Really Simple Syndication (RSS) you can stay up-to-date by having the all the new web-based information you want sent to one location.

Learn what subscribing to an RSS feed can do for you. Many people subscribe to RSS feeds to get their daily dose of news headlines, but there are many academic research applications possible too. With a bit of research and proper set-up, RSS aggregators (readers) can find information about virtually any subject. There are Web based RSS readers that can be accessed online via any Web browser (such as MyYahoo and Bloglines work best with feeds from the Mason Library. Newsgator is another option). Or application specific readers, such as Sage in Firefox or the new feeds function in Internet Explorer 7. (Please note; the IT Group at Keene State does not have HelpDesk support for IE 7 at this time. But you can always try it out on a personal computer if you are a regular IE user.) RSS feeds are an invaluable tool for anyone who is trying to keep up with developments in a particular field. RSS allows you to save time and pull the information to you!

KSC Faculty/Staff: Can’t make the talk but want to know a bit more about RSS and how to subscribe to a feed? Call an Instructional Technology Liaison.

Jenny Darrow: 358-2340

Linda Farina: 358-8231

Sandy Grimstad: 358-2384

Wendy Petschik: 358-2593

1 Comments:

  • Using ifbyphone (www.ifbyphone.com), you can access RSS feeds from any phone by voice!

    Also Email, games, voice chats and more!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:33 PM  

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